The Ouse Catchment: Flooding, Nature, Management. Friends of Lewes talk – Thursday 19 October 2017, 7:45pm

Peter King from OART, the Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust, and Kim Smith from the Environment Agency

In this two presenter talk, Peter King will talk about OART projects, especially in the Ouse catchment, to moderate water flow, restore habitat, and improve water quality.

Kim Smith of the Environment Agency will cover subjects such as flood risk in the Lewes area; agricultural practices that influence flood risk; sewage and pollution inflows to the river; agricultural and water supply abstraction; climate change; and big picture strategy about mitigation and planning, perhaps touching on the future of the Cliffe bridge bottleneck.

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7.45pm Lecture Room, Lewes Town Hall (Fisher Street entrance)

Open to all – admission free to Friends of Lewes members, £3 for non-members. Wine and juice can be purchased in the interval.

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